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Union Protest at Disneyland today

Hanging out around Disneyland today and wondering what all the police presence was about? Well it was another demonstration from Unite Here, you know the ones who had people dress up as Disney characters and get arrested. Well the struggle is still on going and now the union is considering calling for a strike vote.

What would that do? Well it might force Disneyland’s hand to offer better health benefits for the hotel and food service workers. But only if other unions refuse to cross the picket line. Something I don’t think is likely in this economic reality.

My personal feeling is that Disney could be putting more of the parks profits into the pockets of its workers and therefore attract a more stable workforce with out affecting it’s earnings all that much. Wages at the resort are definitely below average when it comes to pay for the average hourly worker in the area and way below the cost of living for Orange County, CA.